Sir Kestrel of Kaledonia needs your help. While on their boat at sea Sir Kestrel became glassy eyed and appeared in a daze. She had something in her hand, though what it was I cannot be sure. She used this object to open a portal, i attempted to follow her, but was thrown backwards and the portal quickly closed.
I managed to scry Sir Kestrel and followed her through a battle of will to a rundown house known to some as the Estate. Sir Kestrel appeared to control this house with her will, as she waved her hand and the house changed to form stairs. As Sir Kestrel entered the house, her skin began to steam as if the very water inside her was boiling.
Travance, you must hurry, i fear this curse will fully take hold of Sir Kestrel soon and we may not have many more chances to get her back.
Dame Tari Zhafirah Deldragon Nevermore
Dame of Sagewood
It was wonderful meeting you at the Academy a few days ago. If at all possible, I would appreciate the time to discuss this house and what it contains with you.
I did engage with this house early on in its appearances, but my family has kept me away from the Proper for quite some time. If someone could please bring me up to speed, I can offer assistance in dealing with the demon.
In thankful news, for any who might be concerned and might not yet have heard, Ser Kestrel managed to return to us. She was examined thoroughly upon her return, and while I am still concerned that this could possibly happen again, for the moment she seems to be in good health and command of her mind.
I shall leave more explanation to her, but wanted to make sure word was shared quickly.
- Lady Talaniel
My name is Doctor Evander Crios. I am the man Captain Jackdaw speaks of. I came as soon as word reaches me about Ser Kestrel, and wish to do everything I can to assist. I promise, there is no need for any... 'not-so-nice' methods of communication. I will gladly talk to anyone who wishes to, and give you all anything I can remember. Please, be patient with me, as though two who introduced themselves to me as Dirge and Julia have been helping repair my mind psionically, there is still much I forget about what happened to me.
This upcoming feast, I may not be able to make an appearance, but I will remain reachable at the Witch Hunter's Academy, where I am staying on the invitation of Ser Kestrel. For now, I have written some notes on the overarching issue at hand for those who may wish to catch up. I will leave it on your Scholar's Table.
Please, do not hesitate to reach out. I will meet with anyone who thinks they can help. Ser Kestrel has been a part of every group that has come to my aid, I will do everything I can to help you all ensure her safety.
I'll be looking into this, and I'll let you know what I find. -Seth
You have my sword.
It is absolutely Demonic,
we brought the whole place tumbling down once, we can do so again, however it will continue to come back, it wants her to finish the ritual, it will continue to compel her to complete the ritual until we end the curse, and destroy the creature behind it.
Vassal of Alisandria
Scholar and Librarian
I see a great deal of offering to help, I hope people don’t mind, but I’d like to skip the usual recap and speculation, and get us straight into the “destroying this house on every possible plane it exists on,” portion of the plan. Which, make no mistake, is a thing we’re doing this month. This demon does not get to exist anymore.
Here is the confirmed information I was told by Kestrel in the past:
The Estate is a house which contains a demon. That demon is currently bound to this plane. When defeated it seems to explode, and regain its strength to keep fighting.
During an incident last year or the year prior, Kestrel picked up the deed to the house and her name appeared on it, making her the new current owner.
It seems like we need to find a way to sever the connection that allows this demon to keep getting up. Ideas on how to do that from the metaphysically inclined would be very beneficial. Further if anyone has additional information, or corrections to the above, please share, because it means we need to get less from our main source.
Speaking of our main source, there is a man named Evander, somehow the demon in the house is also his grandfather. Evander was trapped for some time (I believe in the house or the abyss) during which he was driven somewhat mad. Evander doesn’t entirely remember all of this.
Evander needs to be found and brought to the town so we can gain further insight on what to do with this demon. He probably doesn’t have all of the answers, but it’s a solid lead.
This man has had truly terrible experiences, and has done nothing against our town. He should probably be brought to us with kindness to be asked nicely what will help us solve this problem. If anyone of a kind disposition would like to accomplish this with haste that would be lovely, because I only have so much patience on the matter, because he is going to provide answers, and I’m willing to resort to not so nice ways to get the information we need.
To echo Talaniel, absolutely not. This fucking house doesn't get to have our Kestral.
Be cautious everyone, the more you research this "Estate" and the demon inside, the more you a drawn to it, the more you find yourself unable to pull away from looking into it. It's led to bad results for people, including the owner before Kestral and I can only assume now Kestral. I highly recommend, if you are going to research, get someone who is not researching it to check in on you often. Don't lose yourself.
I'm going to continue researching what I can to stop the demon. I hope to have more results soon,
No. Absolutely not.
If I have to dismantle that terrible place brick by brick to get her back, I will.
I will be in the Proper to attempt to research and help with a rescue from now until the feast weekend. Please keep me apprised of anything that is discovered.
OOG: This note is attached with an arrow with a broken shaft
Let me know when and where. Whoever messes with a student of mine will suffer my wrath.
- Caelvan Renaith
I can say with some confidence that it was most likely a demonic control through her curse.
The Estate? Makes sense. As some us have been there previously I’d like to pose a question, Due we have a way to determine the direct source of which Sir kestrel was being controlled? I Suspect it to be abyssal or demonic in the nature given past events.
If anything requires help, Know I’m willing to help in all cases I can.
With much Love sister,
Winter Raven Nevermore
I could not see anything special about it other then i felt...rejected and thrown back from following her. There was something very opposed to my scrying as well, and a very familiar feeling of chaos.
Can you tell us what the portal looked like? Was it just a regular gate, or was there anything special about it? I want to help Ser Kestrel.
-Midori Suarez, Daughter of